Spoek Mathambo and DJ Spoko's South African "superband" Fantasma release the video for "Eye Of The Sun," the title track off their debut EP.
This year Spoek Mathambo and "bacardi house" founder DJ Spoko joined forces on Fantasma, their new five-man South African "superband" alongside Cape Town psych-guitarist André Geldenhuys (from the electric-blues duo Machineri), Zulu maskandi multi-instrumentalist Bhekisenzo Cele, and drummer Michael Buchanan. Their debut EP, a five-track frenzy of wonderfully clashing future (and past) sounds of Mzansi, arrived last month on Soundway Records.
Though we've seen some pretty outstanding desert trippy imagery from the project (Kent Andreasen's shot of Spoko riding this camel is one our favorite photos of the year), yesterday Fantasma unleashed a mystical feast for their frenetic title track, "Eye of the Sun." Shot by Travys Owen-- who also directed Petite Noir's iconic "noir wave" video for "Disappear"-- the clip follows the team of bandits as they trek through fantastical terrain. Watch the video below, and look out for a cameo from SA's blue-haired avant-gardist Moonchild (who also features on Fantasma's summery "ShangriLa" track). Eye of the Sun is out now on Soundway Records.